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Sometimes (or much of the time), your body just craves a deep yoga stretch. These 15-minute yoga stretches are perfect to do right when you wake up in the morning, as a midday work break, or as a wind-down practice before bed. They’ll revive your muscles and give you a short break from the chaos of the world—what could be better?
Looking for a morning-specific yoga practice? Check out these 15-minute morning yoga videos
Five 15-minute yoga stretches
A 15-minute yoga stretch for sore muscles
Still recovering from a tough workout or practice? This 15-minute yoga stretch is perfect for when you’re feeling soreness or tightness in your muscles. In this practice, SarahBethYoga combines forward folds with standing postures and gentle twists to build a practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and revived. We’re positive that your muscles will be sending you a giant thank you.
A morning stretch to energize your body
You can do this 15-minute morning yoga stretch right after getting out of bed—really. Full of twists and folds, this flow from Yoga with Kassandra will release any tightness or soreness in your back or spine and give you loosen up your body (and mind) for the day ahead. Plus, this practice is geared toward yogis of all ability levels—a perfect option to send to a friend who wants to start a practice. Better yet, hop online and do it together!
A rejuvenating yoga stretch for tight hips
This 15-minute yoga stretch targets every muscle in your body, but it is especially focused on hip and back pain. Looking to build on your hip or shoulder flexibility? This practice from Yoga With Bird can help you get there. Designed to be an evening practice, this stretch session is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine. Plus, the soothing music in the background of this video will help you calm your body—and your mind. We can’t think of a better way to wind down before drifting off to sleep.
Want more? See: The 15-Minute Stretching Routine for Glutes & Hips
A stretch sequence for beginners
If you’re a beginner yogi—or just looking to slow down your flow for the day—this 15-minute yoga stretch is perfect for you. This gentle yoga sequence from Boho Beautiful Yoga will help improve your flexibility and bring more mobility to your lower body—especially in your hamstrings and hips. If you’re currently dealing with an injury or have limitations in your practice, this is a great option for you. Plus, the natural setting of this video will bring you a sense of calm, even if you’re practicing in your bedroom.
A 15-minute yoga stretch sequence for neck and shoulder pain
If you spend all day hunched over a computer screen (or looking down at your phone), your neck and shoulders may be especially tight. This 15-minute yoga stretch sequence from Gayatri Yoga will offer those hard-working muscles some much-needed relief. Schedule this practice for your lunch break to give your body a physical (and mental!) midday boost. This is a great practice to return to whenever your upper body is feeling especially tight.